Fatal road smash - police urge witness to come forward

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POLICE are appealing to the driver of a black hatchback car to come forward following a fatal road accident in Haslingden in May.

Aftal Azram (43), from Rochdale, was killed following the collision around 10-30 p.m. on Friday, May 27th, in Grane Road outside the Holden Arms pub.

He was driving a black BMW towards Haslingden when, for unknown reasons, his car crossed onto the opposite carriageway and collided with a silver Ford Mondeo estate.

Mr Azram was cut out of his car but died as a result of his injuries.

Police are now keen to speak with the driver of a black hatchback who was also travelling along Grane Road around the time of the collision and was possibly overtaken by the BMW.

The male driver did stop at the scene and spoke with a number of other witnesses before leaving by driving down Holcombe Road.

Sgt Mick Young said: “I am very keen to speak with the driver of the black hatchback, he could provide us with vital information which could greatly assist with this inquiry.

“If this was you then please come forward. I’m also keen to speak with any other witnesses at the scene who may have spoken with this man.

“Just to be clear we simply think this man could provide us with important information about the circumstances of the collision and urge him to come forward.”

Anybody with any information is asked to contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.